Principal Halstead Middle School PK, 4-8

USD 440 is accepting qualified applicants for the position of Middle School Principal for the 2019-2020 school year.  

Halstead Middle School is a progressive school that houses 320 students in grades PK, 4-8 and employs 45 certified and classified employees.  USD 440 is a 3A school district within a 25 minute driving distance to Wichita, 10 minute drive to Newton and a 25 minute drive to Hutchinson.  USD 440 provides 14 Career and Technical Education pathways for students to prepare themselves for post-secondary opportunities.  Staff have access to a variety of technology resources including smart boards, chrome books, computer labs, iPads, 3D printers, and STEM Labs.  All schools in USD 440 are in the process of school redesign under the guidance of KSDE.  Class sizes typically range from 20 or fewer and all teachers are content specific.  USD 440 is a progressive school district and excels in both academics and athletics.  Schools consistently rank above the state average in both state assessment and ACT results.  


A qualified candidate is one who:

- puts student needs first

- supports staff

- listens

- values honesty and integrity

- uses data to drive decisions

- displays strong communication skills

- displays leadership in school improvement processes, including KESA

- provides leadership in curriculum, instruction, and assessment

- builds relationships with students, staff, and stakeholders


Documents that should be included when applying: 

Cover Letter


Current Kansas Teaching License


A copy of your current drivers lisence


5 Professional References


Applications can be found at

Please send all requested documents and application to Mrs. Jenny Kimball 

The application deadline is February 27th, 2019. 


Halstead-Bentley USD 440

Halstead-Bentley USD 440
Salary commensurate with experience.
Job Start Date: August-1-2019
Applications Due By: February-27-2019

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Halstead-Bentley USD 440

The district has approximately 775 students and 120 employees.  Typical class sizes are under 20 students.  Halstead-Bentley USD 440 has worked hard to keep up with the changes in technology to provide 21st century skills to students.

The district is comprised of a primary school in Bentley for grades K-3, a middle school in Halstead for preschool and grades 4-8, and a high school in Halstead for grades 9-12.  USD 440 schools provide unparalleled opportunities for individual identity, school involvement, and growth.  Strong parent and community support counts as a major strength for success. 

Halstead High School`s ACT composite scores are consistently high compared to the State and National scores.  USD 440 has been recognized as high performing schools with an environment conducive to safe learning.

With a vision to work together through teaming, collaboration, communication, and shared decision-making, staff turnover remains low.  The district lives its core values of respect, integrity, commitment, and optimism in pursuit of its mission.  Every aspect of the district`s operation is aligned with the district`s mission to "engage in continuous improvement to develop successful learners."  We believe that this mission applies to both students and staff. 

Halstead and Bentley provide great access to larger communities while having a small town appeal. With Newton less than 12 miles east and Hutchinson and Wichita both around 25 minutes west and south respectively, you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

The school board and community are highly involved with the success of our local schools. USD 440 sponsors a teacher recognition program for outstanding staff and educators as well as several district celebrations for educational success. 

Halstead-Bentley schools and communities strive to remain progressive and nuture the support in both communities for our schools.

For more information on our schools, please visit our web site at


equal opportunity employer


Employer Address: 521 West 6th Halstead, Kansas

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